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North Sea to South Seas: Norwegian Sugar Cane Story

May 14, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

North Sea to South Seas: Norwegian Sugar Cane Story

May 14 | 6:30 p.m.

Location: Story City Community Building, 503 Elm St., Story City, Iowa

Vesterheim is teaming up with the Sons of Norway Kong Sverre Lodge #482 in Story City and Vesterheim members are invited!

Kate Martinson, retired Luther College professor and Vesterheim volunteer and trustee, will present North Sea to South Seas: The Norwegian Sugar Cane Story. 

A little known chapter of the Norwegian-American immigrant story is of the Norwegians who became owners and workers within the exploding sugar cane industry on the island of Kauai in the late nineteenth century. This presentation traces the push and pull factors of their move from the North Sea to the South Seas and the challenges those immigrants faced.

Supper will be served, so please help us plan with an RSVP by May 9!

Contact to RSVP and for more information: Vesterheim Development Event Coordinator Karla Brown, kbrown@vesterheim.org, 563-382-9681 x 107


May 14, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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